MPs and Peers have said that universities cannot be “safe spaces” from the free exchange of ideas, warning that university “red tape” and students’ attempts to shut down debate they oppose was leaving a “chilling effect” on free speech.
So the government is effectively championing free speech whilst on the other hand banning people from entering the country to make speeches!
On one hand they voice their concern about free speech on university campuses and on the other hand we have a highly authoritarian leftist running the Home Office handing out banning orders to visiting conservative speakers arriving in the country on the grounds that they may offend certain ethnic groups with their provocative views.
Either we have free speech or we don’t.
Words are cheap – so time to judge our double-dealing political class by their actions not by their words.
Harriet Harman MP said that evidence “showed that there is a problem of inhibition of free speech in universities” and called for the defence of “freedom of expression”, while presumably supporting the police in Luton who trampled over Lauren Southern’s freedom of expression.
All the pressure for stopping free speech is coming from Harriet Harman’s friends on the Left to close down the Right. The NUS’s denial of the facts only proves the committee’s point.
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